Why Do Late-Night Hosts Grow Beards? (Looking At You, Jimmy Fallon)


The Colbeard has come and gone through the years, and Stephen himself appears gravely doubtful of these whiskery strangers every time they arrive to go to.  The truth that he’s clean-shaven now tells you the way he feels about it.  Possibly his ambivalence is because of ballot outcomes like these, primarily based on the 2018 model of his face:

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The haters have spoken

Technically, YES, BEARD was the winner, however 63% of the vote was break up between hate responses like THAT’S NOT A BEARD and SECURITY, STOP THAT HOBO!  

Conan O’Brien


A gathering of the comedy beards, with neither facet declaring victory

Conan’s Late Night time Beard was primarily a center finger to his former overlords at NBC, a protest progress after ending his tenure on the community.  His new bosses at TBS demanded a shave earlier than he began his new present in 2011, however “the subsequent factor you realize, we have been taking publicity pictures with the beard. And the subsequent factor you realize, we saved the beard.”  Conan knew he’d lose the face fungus finally, predicting it might fall out attributable to lack of testosterone.   


James Corden

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A comedy neck making ready for winter

If we have been Jimmy Fallon and being saddled with grief about beard patchiness, we’d level them within the course of 1 James Corden and his Late Night time Neckbeard. Of all of the late-night hosts, Corden’s chin strap comes and goes in various ranges of full progress — however reality be instructed, these cheeks don’t appear to wish to sprout.  

Dave Letterman


With a beard like that, who wants an ascot?

The Unabomber of Late Night time Beards. Letterman’s spectacular Santa-floss brings to thoughts the lyrics of Broadway’s HairA house for fleas, a hive for bees, a nest for birds, 

there ain’t no phrases.”  Why will we get the concept that Paul Schaffer is likely to be hiding in there someplace?  The final word in “give no effs” facial hair.

Trevor Noah

The soon-to-be ex-host of The Every day Present has by some means resisted the Late Night time Beard mandate, regardless of displaying up on Insta occasionally with some scruffy scruff.

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Does this really qualify as Late Night time Beard?

However as for sporting beardage full-time?

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